California’s 2021 Legislative Session: Employment Rights, Hospice Care, Pets’ Rights, and More

Please donate to Cal NORML to support our advocacy work, or join as a regular or business member: Cal NORML regular membership Business Membership with Free Listing $20.00 – $100.00 $50 – $500 February 20, 2021 – The deadline to introduce bills in the California’s current legislative session was Friday 2/19, and Cal NORML is …

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Where The Reefer Meets the Road: Taking Local Action in California

Join Cal NORML as we visit with leaders of local NORML chapters in LA, OC, Contra Costa, Inland Empire and San Diego to find out what the issues are on the ground and how activists across California can get involved in marijuana reform efforts at the local level. Also find out about the national effort …

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The Cannabis Safe: An Open-Source Fundraising Document for Cannabis Businesses

By David Hua, CEO and Co-Founder of Meadow Raising capital has been a huge hurdle for many Black and Brown-owned businesses, and it’s one of the reasons the promises of social equity programs have yet to be fully realized. In an effort to level the playing field and streamline early-stage financing for social equity cannabis …

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A MOMENTOUS WEEK FOR MARIJUANA REFORM – PLEASE HELP CALIFORNIA NORML FINISH THE WORK IN 2021!

House votes to end marijuana prohibition San Francisco pot smoking ban defeated UN votes to reschedule medical cannabis  Victory is within reach, but we need your support to carry on. Please donate to Cal NORML or join as a regular or business member:  Cal NORML regular membership Business Membership $15.00 – $100.00 $42 – $420 …

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California NORML Opposes Proposed San Francisco Ban on Cannabis Smoking and Vaping in Residential Apartments

UPDATE December 1, 2020 – After San Francisco residents and activists mobilized, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 10-1 to approve an ordinance that bans tobacco smoking but allows cannabis smoking inside multi-unit apartment buildings in the city. The amendment to remove cannabis smoking and vaping from the ban passed by an 8-3 vote, …

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Racism in Drug Testing: A Literature Survey

It is not news that workplace drug testing is a potentially racist practice. The pattern fits an observation previously made by the ACLU, which wrote on its website that drug-testing policies not only are a “significant and unjustified invasion of privacy, they also single out those living in low-income communities and disproportionately impact people of …

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Cal NORML 2020 Accomplishments and Plans for 2021

Please support Cal NORML with a 2021 membership! As a special offer, 2021 members will receive a vintage gold “California NORML” lapel pin (pictured) to celebrate NORML’s 50th anniversary. When 2020 began, dozens of bills addressing cannabis were introduced in Sacramento, including a Cal NORML–sponsored bill to protect employment rights of medical marijuana users, and another …

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How Cannabis Companies Can Prepare for Disasters

By Lauren Mendelsohn, Esq. lauren@omarfigueroa.com If 2020 has taught Californians anything, it’s the importance of being prepared for and knowing how to respond to disasters and unexpected events. How can cannabis companies prepare for and respond to emergencies like wildfires, power outages, earthquakes, and infectious disease outbreaks? This blog post aims to provide some guidance …

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